Tag: cardiac

Solar Powered Pacemakers

A pacemaker device implanted in the abdomen or chest can control abnormal heart rhythms. Millions of people have a pacemaker and more than one million additional ones are implanted every year. Pacemakers utilize electrical impulses to assist the heart in maintaining a

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World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Medical technology marches on, it seems faster than ever. The Medtronic Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) – the world’s smallest pacemaker – was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2016.  Two electrophysiologists Jersey Shore University Medical Center implanted

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Healthy Aging

The Winter 2016 issue of Healthy Aging Magazine includes a story I wrote for them. It is called Go Mobile For Better Health. The article is based on a peer-reviewed journal article called How mHealth Will Spur Consumer-led Healthcare. I discussed how

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EMRs — The Time is Now

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are on the way, and not any too soon. The government is offering large incentives to healthcare providers to start using EMRs and for those who skip the incentive, there will be penalties to follow. Whatever

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